Gomesa radicans

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Gomesa radicans


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Cymbidieae
Subtribus: Oncidiinae
Genus: Gomesa
Species: Gomesa radicans


Gomesa radicans (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams, Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 104: 398 (2009)


  • Basionym
    • Sigmatostalix radicans Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 859 (1864)
  • Homotypic
    • Ornithophora radicans (Rchb.f.) Garay & Pabst, Orquídea (Rio de Janeiro) 13: 50 (1951)
  • Heterotypic
    • Ornithophora quadricolor Barb.Rodr., Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 226 (1882)


  • Chase, M.C. & Williams, N.H. (2009) Annals of Botany. Oxford 104: 398.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 5: Epidendroideae (Part two); page 271 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-850713-0
  • Chase, M.W. et al (2009) Floral convergence in Oncidiinae (Cymbidieae; Orchidaceae): an expanded concept of Gomesa and a new genus Nohawilliamsia, Annals of Botany, 104 (3): 387–402.
  • Ferreira, A.W.C., Lima, M.I.S. & Pansarin, E.R. (2010) Orchidaceae na região central de São Paulo, Brasil. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 61: 243–259.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Gomesa radicans in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7.
  • Emonocot.org 2013. Gomesa radicans in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7.
  • Tropicos.org 2013. Gomesa radicans . Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7.
  • International Plant Names Index. 2013. Gomesa radicans. Published online. Accessed 7. Dec. 2013.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America 
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil South, Brazil Southeast.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

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